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Charting a Path for Debt Sustainability in Sri Lanka

Since December 2018 Sri Lanka has been subject to three notches down in rating by S&P, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. This situation is a historical first for Sri Lanka. While many of Sri Lanka’s key macroeconomic indicators have, in the past recorded more negative levels, Sri Lanka has never in the past, been evaluated as being at such a serious level of risk, in terms of defaulting on its debt.

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Opportunities to Protect Public Interest in Public Infrastructure: A Review of Regulatory Frameworks in Sri Lanka.

Investment into infrastructure is vital for development. However, in the context of weak governance, public investment into large and complex infrastructure can become a fertile ground for corruption and results in unsustainable, costly, and poor-quality infrastructure that fails to meet the intended objectives.

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පොදු යටිතල පහසුකම් තුළ මහජන සුබසිද්ධිය සුරැකීමට ඇති අවස්ථා: ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නියාමන රාමු පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනයක්

යටිතලපහසුකම් සඳහා කරන ආයෝජනයන් රටක සංවර්ධනයට අතිශයින් වැදගත් වේ. කෙසේ වෙතත් දුර්වල පාලනයක් පවතින සන්දර්භයක් තුළ මහා පරිමාණ සහ සංකීර්ණ යටිතලපහසුකම් සංවර්ධන ව්‍යපෘති දුෂණයන්ට ඉතා හිතකර පසුබිමක් බවට පත්විය හැකි අතරම අපේක්ෂිත අරමුණු සාක්ෂාත් කරගැනීමට අපොහොසත් වන අධික පිරිවැයක් සහිත, ගුණාත්මක භාවයෙන් පහළ යටිතලපහසුකම් බිහිවීමටද එකී ආයෝජනයන් හේතු විය හැක.

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அரச உட்கட்டமைப்பு வசதிகள் மீது பொதுமக்களுக்குரிய நலன்களை பாதுகாப்பதற்கான வாய்ப்புக்கள்: இலங்கையின் ஒழுங்கு முறைச்சட்டகங்கள் பற்றிய மீளாய்வு

உட்கட்டமைப்பில் முதலீடு செய்வது அபிவிருத்திக்கு இன்றியமையாதது. எவ்வாறாயினும், பலவீனமான ஆளுகையின் பின்னணியில், பெரிய மற்றும் பல்கூட்டு உட்கட்டமைப்பிற்கான அரச முதலீடு ஊழலுக்கான வளமான களமாக மாறி, விளைவாக நீடுறுதியல்லாத, செலவுகூடிய மற்றும் குறைதரமான உள்கட்டமைப்பை ஏற்படுத்துவதோடு உத்தேசித்த நோக்கங்களை நிறைவேற்றத் தவறிவிடுகிறது.

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Sri Lanka: Resolution 30/1 Implementation Monitor: Statistical & Analytical Review No. 6

This is Verité Research’s latest study on the Sri Lanka government’s progress in fulfilling the commitments on reconciliation and accountability in UNHRC Resolution 30/1. At the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in February 2020, Sri Lanka informed of its decision to withdraw from co-sponsoring Resolution 40/1 of 2019, and its preceding Resolutions 34/1 of March 2017, and 30/1 of October 2015.

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Prejudice and Patronage: An Analysis of Incidents of Violence against Christians, Muslims, Hindus in Sri Lanka (September 2019 – September 2020)

Ethno-religious violence is an enduring feature of Sri Lanka history regardless of changes to the country’s political leadership. This study offers insights in key trends and drivers of religious violence from September 2019 to September 2020. A total of 63 incidents of violence against Christians as well as episodes of discrimination against Muslims and Hindus are analysed.

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2021 ஆம் ஆண்டின் வரவு செலவுத் திட்டம் தொடர்பான பொது அறிக்கை

இது 2021 ஆம் ஆண்டிற்கான இலங்கையின் மத்திய அரசாங்க வரவு செலவுத் திட்டம் பற்றிய இரண்டு அறிக்கைகளின் தொடர்ச்சியான இரண்டாவது அறிக்கையாகும். செலவின ஒதுக்கீடுகள் மற்றும் வரிவிதிப்புக் கொள்கைகள் அரசாங்கத்தின் கொள்கைக்கு ஏற்ப உள்ளதா என்பதை இந்த அறிக்கை மதிப்பீடு செய்கிறது.

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2021 අයවැය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රසිද්ධ වාර්තාව

මෙම වාර්තාව, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මධ්‍යම රජයේ 2021 වර්ෂය සඳහා වූ අයවැය පිළිබඳව  පළ කරන ලද වාර්තා දෙකකින් දෙවන වාර්තාව වේ. මෙමඟින් රජයේ වියදම් සඳහා වෙන් කෙරෙන ප්‍රතිපාදන හා බදුකරණ ප්‍රතිපත්ති කෙතෙරම් දුරට රජයේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිවලට අනුකූල වන්නේද යන්න ඇගැයීමට ලක් කෙරේ.

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Public Report on the 2021 Budget: Assessment on whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government’s policy

This is the second report in a series of two reports on Sri Lanka’s central government budget for the year 2021. The report assesses whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government’s policy.

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Strengthening the presidency; Weakening the democracy: A brief analysis of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka

On 22 October 2020, the Twentieth Amendment (20A) to the Constitution of Sri Lanka was enacted.[i] The 20A reversed much of the reforms introduced by the preceding Nineteenth Amendment (19A) to the Constitution, with the primary effect of the 20A being the consolidation of power in the office of the executive president. This article explores the 20A and is divided into two main sections. Firstly, it will briefly set out the background to the passage of the 20A. Second, the features of the 20A will be discussed in respect of their implications on governance and the constitution.

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